Carys Davies


Carys's short stories have been widely published in magazines and anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. They have won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, the Society of Authors’ Olive Cook Award, the Royal Society of Literature’s V S Pritchett Prize, and a Northern Writers' Award, and been shortlisted and longlisted for many others.

Before turning to fiction she worked for 15 years as a journalist, mostly in New York and Chicago, writing for The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and Marie Claire, where she was a contributing editor.


(C) Alicia Canter

Born in Wales, she grew up there and in the Midlands, and now lives with her family in Lancaster in the north-west of England, where she writes, occasionally teaches, and has curated the short fiction programme for the city’s literature festival, Litfest, hosting readings and discussions with some of the finest contemporary writers of short fiction – Alan Beard, David Constantine, Deborah Kay Davies, Anne Donovan, Jane Feaver, Panos Karnezis, Claire Keegan, James Lasdun, Alison MacLeod, Adam Marek, Graham Mort, Sean O’Brien, Simon Robson, Helen Simpson, Polly Samson and Rachel Trezise.

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